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NOW FOODS VITAMIN D-3

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NOW FOODS VITAMIN D-3

As you may know, our body can’t produce vitamin D without sun exposure, and this molecule plays a much larger role in fighting disease than we once thought.

Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of developing a wide variety of diseases, such as osteoporosisheart diseasestrokesome cancerstype 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosistuberculosis and even the flu.

Well, according to research published by the Center for Disease Control in 2011, 8% of Americans are vitamin D deficient, and 25% are considered “at risk” of a deficiency.

There are two ways to ensure you’re getting enough vitamin D:

As most of us aren’t able to take mid-day tanning breaks, supplementation is the answer.

How to Take

A committee of the U.S. Endocrine Society recently convened to review the matter of vitamin D requirements, and concluded that 600-1,000 IU per day is adequate for ages 1-18, and 1,500-2,000 IU per day is adequate for ages 19+.

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